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Persuasive Writing on the Holocaust

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Persuasive Writing on the Holocaust My reaction to the Holocaust was devastating. It is one example of bad things happening to good people. The mass murdering of so many Jews is just disgusting and also because it was done for basically no reason. As this was a true event many sources or witnesses are available to express their views, feelings and emotions of themselves and those who survived this terrible tragedy. I will demonstrate examples of Jews who have survived what they have been through and what they think about God. It is really hard to go through all of this and still believe that God exists. The holocaust should not change our theology on God. It is said to be that the Holocaust was a temporary "Eclipse of God".1 This is supposed to be when God is away from earth beyond any reason or explanation. People trying to respond to this problem of believing that there is a God after witnessing the terrible event have either succeeded or failed. I will introduce three people who have survived the Holocaust and have tried responding to this problem. The three people included are Primo Levi, Richard Rubenstein and Emil Fackenheim. ...read more.


He has published many books about his life. One very famous book is "After Auswichz" and tells the story of his life during the end of the war. His books are multi-lingual and are available in many countries. He denies that God exist in this world because he think Man is now too powerful to get into his control. I think he is right in a way and wrong. Most people would think he is right because there are so many wars and things going in the like the war in Iraq. Religious people would not think in this way and say he is wrong because they go to temples, synagogues or churches and if God did not exist they would be proved wrong. So there are two views to his point and it depends which view you accept. I would strongly disagree because I believe God exists and follow my culture of worshipping God. Primo Levi was a chemist and also a poet. He spent ten months in a concentration camp from 1943-1944.He was a definite non-believer of his religion; he had no consolation for his religion. He wanted to kill all those Germans before he was taken to Auswichz where he was made to work in a rubber factory. ...read more.


Creating the 614th commandment I think he was a great person. Even after this terrible event having so much faith in god is unbelievable. He stood up and wanted to go against when the Laws were enforced that Jewish children could not go to school or Jews couldn't own anything like factories or businesses. Fackenheim was held in Britain as an enemy at the outbreak of WWII. He and his works always argued that Hitler must not be handed victory. He always mentioned and argued that even though the Holocaust took place killing so many people Jews must remain as Jews and continue Jewish existence and believe in God. His main target was not to let Hitler celebrate and this point makes it so convincing which is hard to explain. He thought of something so strong which must have changed the thought of so many Jews around the World, just by saying his quote of not letting Hitler win. I will repeat the quote which is "not to hand Hitler a posthumous victory". I hope you agree with this and find this very convincing. The Jews should not give up in the existence of God even though such an event was to take place. Jews must continue Jewish Existence. ...read more.

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